Healthcare Brew's Maia Anderson has reported that Cleveland Clinic is looking at drone delivery to help delivery prescriptions.
Cleveland Clinic, a major US health system, has announced its plans to start delivering prescriptions using drones by 2025. Initially focusing on specialty drugs, the program aims to eventually include lab samples, prescription meals, and other medical supplies. The process involves a pharmacy technician loading prescriptions into an eco-friendly, electric drone that autonomously delivers to patients' homes and returns to its dock. Patients can track the delivery in real time. The system, which will utilize drone docks and loading portals at various locations, is in partnership with Zipline and must comply with government safety regulations starting in 2024. This initiative follows similar drone delivery services by Amazon in Texas and a test program by Intermountain Health in Salt Lake City.
Source: Healthcare Brew
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